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Economic Outlook
January 17, 2012 Posted by
The Brazen Dozen is a list of twelve events that I believe have a 40 percent probability of occurring during the year. These events skirt the outposts of probability.
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Quarterly Economic Report
September 29, 2011 Posted by
The so-called “law of diminishing marginal utility” tells us that increasing the consumption of one product while retaining constant consumption of other products creates a decline in the marginal utility derived from each additional unit...
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Economic Outlook
September 12, 2011 Posted by
In "normal" times, investors and traders use economic and market data to drive their decision-making process. When the economy is growing, inflation and employment are stable, and earnings are solid, investors look primarily to data that would show any sort of stumble in these three measures.
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Economic Outlook
August 11, 2011 Posted by
Markets around the world have experienced great turmoil over the last several weeks as they struggle to figure out what the world will look like going forward.
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Advisories
July 28, 2011 Posted by
In today's world fraught with panic and fear, it is important to understand your cash investment strategy and ensure your approach is right for you ...
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Economic Outlook
July 20, 2011 Posted by
In this column back in April , I argued the case against a rate cut for the U.S. after S&P put the U.S. on "negative outlook." Now that Moody's* has followed suit by placing the U.S. on "review for possible downgrade," the possibility of a downgrade seems to be increasing.
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Economic Outlook
July 11, 2011 Posted by
Ron White of Blue Collar comedy fame has claimed that “people learn things” when he drinks. As an example, he cites the time a cab driver learned that when Ron says, “I gotta yak,” it doesn’t mean he has a hairy buffalo tied up in his backyard.
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Economic Outlook
July 05, 2011 Posted by
For months now, markets have been made well aware that the Fed would end QE2 on June 30. During the same period, we’ve heard from all kinds of pundits that rates will have to rise once such a large buyer of Treasuries is taken out of the markets.
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